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Karolen Sue Justice-Seymour

August 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, February 13, 1944
Died: 
Monday, August 18, 2014
Location: 
Knell Mortuary, 308 W. Chestnut St., Carthage, Mo.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of local arrangements.

Karolen Sue Justice-Seymour, 70, of Weatherford died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held at Knell Mortuary, 308 W. Chestnut St., Carthage, Mo.
She was born Feb. 13, 1944 in Diamond, Mo. to Luther and Minnie Jeans. She was the former owner of A-1 Miracle Towing in Fontana, Calif. and a former supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telecommunications. She was a member of Central Christian Church and she volunteered many hours to Manna Storehouse. She loved reading and gardening, and she was very close to her little dog Charlie, who went everywhere with her. She is preceded in death by her second husband.
She is survived by her daughters, Michiele Mize and Sherrie Bays of Weatherford; son, Jeffrey Johnson of Granby, Mo.; sisters, Frances Finley of Diamond, Mo., Helen Rupp of Purdy, Mo. and Joann Bradley of Ardmore, Okla.; brother, Johnnie Jeans of Ardmore; six grandchildren, Shawn, Natasha, Kirsten, Elizabeth, Michelle and Matthew; and three great grandchildren.

Gracie Smith

August 15, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, January 13, 1932
Died: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Services: 
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
New Hope Baptist Church, 782 New Hope Road, Boyd
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Gracie Smith, 82 died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church, 782 New Hope Road, Boyd with interment at Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery, Keeter. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Monterrey, Mexico, daughter of the late Jose Lopez Hickman and Eva Montellano De Lopez. She was a longtime resident of the Azle area and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church for many years. She loved to cook, shop and be with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. "Buster" Smith; and sons, David "Rocky" Gaston, Terry Smith and Johnny Smith.
Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Gaston and Kay Walsh and her husband, Bob; sons, Bill Gaston and wife, Julie, Robert Gaston and wife, Norma, Michael Gaston, Rickey Gaston, Ronnie Gaston and wife, Karen, and Jerry Don Smith; daughter-in-law, Angie Helms; 28 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elba Wyche, Magadalena Lopez, Martha Funky and Teresa Lopez; and numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Bessie Lou Seaberry

August 15, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, June 18, 1923
Died: 
Friday, August 1, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Bessie Lou Seaberry, 91, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 in Azle.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Ash Creek Baptist Church under the direction of White's Azle Funeral Home. Burial followed in Ash Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Seaberry was born June 18, 1923 in Parker County to the late Gussie Centennial and Bessie Woody Tucker. Lou and her five sisters, Marguerite, Maureen, Ruth, Martha, and her twin, Sue, were affectionately known as the "Tucker girls." These six sisters remained close their entire lives and shared their cooking, stories, joy and laughter with all who knew them. Lou, being the last direct descendent of Moses Tucker, one of the original homesteaders in Parker County, participated in the Silver Creek Heritage Society's historical dedication of the Tucker House in 2012.
She lived most of her life in Azle and Parker County. After graduating from Azle schools and attending TCU, she married John L. Seaberry. The couple raised their family in Azle and became active in school, community, and church life. After John's death in 1987, Lou, who many would describe as quiet and unassuming, became a strong, steadfast rock, never wavering in her faith. She continued throughout her life unselfishly giving to her family, her church and her community.
Seaberry was an accomplished pianist and served as Ash Creek Baptist Church's pianist for 17 years. She loved to sing in the choir, to play for children's choirs, VBS, and to go on mission trips.

Eunice Bernice Armstrong

August 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, September 10, 1928
Died: 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
Tin Top Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home

Eunice Bernice Armstrong, 85, died Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones. Graveside service will be Saturday, Aug. 16 at Tin Top Cemetery at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel Friday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m.
Mrs. Armstrong was born Sept. 10, 1928 in Waco to Frank and Pearl Preston. She moved to Tin Top on the Brazos River when she was a young child. She lived there till she married and moved to Sweetwater.Armstrong had five children. In 1965 she moved back to Weatherford. She worked as a gatherer and candler for a local egg farm. She also worked at Flamingos Café and the old Wanda’s Café for years.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. She is survived by her children, Johnny Armstrong, Rose Hillger and husband Ronnie, Tommy Armstrong, Joy Gibson and husband Roy, and Molly Holland and husband Steve; family friend, Diana Reiser; sister; Rita Stockstill; brother, Charles Lee Preston; grandchildren, Tasha Mooney, Amber Madrid and husband Joe, Ronnie Hillger and Shannon Mercier, Dusty Ford and husband Chris, Ryan Armstrong and wife Serena, Colby Armstrong and wife Misty, Darlene Holland, Chad Holland, and Carisa Reiser; and great-grandchildren Madison Mooney, Dawson Mooney, Braylin Dodson, Aubrey Madrid, Weston Ford, Bailey Hillger, Colton Hillger, Alexis Mercier, Ashley Mercier, Tyler Armstrong, Ethan Armstrong, Hannah Landenberger, Makayla Landenberger, and Mackenzie Landenberger.

Sandra Dixon

August 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, February 21, 1938
Died: 
Monday, August 11, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 18:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chape
Memorials may be made to: 
Weatherford Healthcare, 521 W. Seventh St. Weatherford, Texas 76086, Attn: admin. All donations will benefit the garden.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Dixon, 76, of Weatherford, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at Weatherford Healthcare Center.
A celebration of life will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Donations may be made to Weatherford Healthcare, 521 W. Seventh St. Weatherford, Texas 76086, Attn: admin. All donations will benefit the garden.
Mrs. Dixon was born Feb. 21, 1938 in Olney. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and loved making jewelry. Dixon was a retired hairdresser from Azle and a member of First Baptist Church Lakeside.
Dixon is survived by her son, Trev Dixon and wife Angela of Weatherford; stepdaughters, Karen Rester and Sharon Chatterton of North Richland Hills; brother, Gary Pigg and wife Doris of Greenville, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Shelby Kell, Shaye Kell and Brenden Dixon.

Jerry Don Morrow

August 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, November 12, 1944
Died: 
Friday, August 8, 2014
Services: 
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:15
Funeral Home: 
Whites Azle Funeral Home

Jerry Don Morrow, 69, of Weatherford died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
Mr. Morrow was born Nov. 12, 1944 to R.E. and Vivian Morrow. He grew up in Bowie and graduated from Bowie High School. He recently retired from Triumph Industries. In his spare time, he enjoyed raising and showing dairy goats.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Ginger Morrow; children, Joel Morrow, Tommy Morrow and wife, Jamie, Cindy Bell and husband, Chad, and Karmen Wilkerson and husband, Tyler; eight grandchildren; and sister, Wanda Cook and husband, Jack.

Leona Lucille Britton

August 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, February 29, 1928
Died: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Services: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Leona Lucille Britton, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 in a Weatherford nursing center. Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Britton was born Feb. 29, 1928 in Weatherford where she was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Tin Top Church of Christ. She was an artist and loved to paint landscapes, she loved RV traveling and loved to sew. Leona is preceded in death by her husband Warren Harding Britton.
Survivors include her daughter, Becky Clark and husband David of Granbury; son, Jerry Britton and wife Sherry of Blanket; sisters, Katherine Henderson of Weatherford and Thelma Mills of Danville, Ky.; brother, George Berry of Weatherford; three grandchildren, Sean Gendron and wife Heather, Jennifer Britton, and Joshua Britton and wife Stacy; andfour great grandchildren.

Mary Evelyn Fox

August 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, December 31, 1928
Died: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Services: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Mary Evelyn Fox, 84, of Weatherford died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, surrounded by her family at a local hospital.
Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Friday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford with interment at Hill Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary Evelyn Phillips was born Aug. 31, 1929 to Pelham Bailey and Mary Carolyn Thomas Phillips in Millsap. She grew up in Millsap and graduated from Millsap High School. She met and married James "Jim" Fox March 18, 1951. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Department of Human Resources and retired from after many years of dedicated service. Mary loved to sew, cook, play piano and sing, but most of all she loved her family. She was a devoted Christian and was a lifelong member of Highway Church of Christ.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James "Jim" Fox Feb. 18, 2014; daughter, Angie Jackson; and grandson, Justin David Fox.
Survivors include her sons, Gregory Fox and Michael Fox, of Weatherford; grandchildren, Phillip, Amy, Josh, Melissa, Bailee, Jeremiah, Sarah, and Jacob; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Opal Thornton; brothers, Orville Phillips and Cleo Phillips; brother-in-law, Charles Fox and wife, Jenette, of San Antonio; friend, Nancy Fox of McAllen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of church family and friends.

Donald Ray "Donnie" Swancy

August 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, December 8, 1951
Died: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Services: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ray “Donnie” Swancy, 62, of Weatherford, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home
Mr. Swancy was born Dec. 8, 1951 in Weatherford, where he had lived most of his life. Swancy, formerly of Las Vegas, was a radio broadcaster and former professor at UNLV. He was a member of the Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, a music aficionado, rock and roll historian, and author of the textbook, “British Invasion ‘60s Music.”
He is survived by his mother, Lanette Swancy of Weatherford; sister, Kay Kearby of Fort Worth; brothers, Craig Swancy and wife, Ruth of Weatherford and Doug Swancy and wife, Kimberly of Weatherford; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Charles Edward "Chuck" Katlic

August 4, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, January 8, 1923
Died: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 Ball St., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Legion Post 163 Flag Fund
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Charles Edward "Chuck" Katlic, Jr., 91, of Weatherford died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 Ball St., Weatherford with interment at Whitt Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Hall, 200 Cartwright Park Rd., Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Legion Post 163 Flag Fund.
Charles Edward Katlic, Jr. was born Jan. 8, 1923 to Charles A. and Mary Novak Katlic in Millersville, Md. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant during World War II, fighting valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge. Katlic was a life member of VFW, American Legion, Combat Infrantrymen's Assoc., D.A.V., and 99th Division Assoc. He served two terms as president of Trinity Lutheran Church. He worked for the U.S. Coast Guard as chief supply officer.
Katlic volunteered for most of his life with the VFW and American Legion and was instrumental in dedicating many veterans parks and decorating with flags on all military holidays. One of his proudest days was in 2013 when the street leading to the American Legion Hall was renamed in his honor as Chuck Katlic Lane.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Ola Katlic; daughter, Charlene Ella Rowles and husband, Thomas; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Marge Lucas, Evelyn Lam and James Katlic; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, November 20

  • Aledo Ladycats 9 & JV at Weatherford Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brock Showcase

Friday, November 21

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, A 6:00 p.m., JV 6:00 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 24

  • Aledo Bearcats at Saginaw, B 3:00 p.m., A 6:00 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Timbercreek at Aledo High School, B 1:30 p.m., A 12:00 p.m., JV 1:30 p.m., and Varsity 3:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville at Aledo High School, Freshmen 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

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